Queen interview in New Zeeland, 1985
Mercury: I don’t give a damn what they are righting about. Because what really matter – is that the record sell. And if the public don’t like you – that’s when you start to worry.
May, Taylor, Deacon: Yes!
Mercury: And I think what you asking about – is especially in England, in the press of (…)with us. Because I think in England it’s really captured, and I mean – even I like in terms what we weren’t sailed - you get a single in contrary goal, staid up in charts… it’s really fast moving.
I: What of in terms of your success – is the media helpful?
F.M.: initially the press are helpful, but then, you know, you don’t give a damn, because whatever they say – it doesn’t matter, because the public has their own mind, and they can not change their views. And that’s why we’re still here after 13 years aware – because the public still by a records. And (join loose them England), stay is a nastiest thing – that’s what we’ll never do anyway. Any gain… interviews in England. And it doesn’t matter because I mean as far as we concerned, they don’t matter, to be honest. When the public stop buying a records – then we’ll start worry.
…we’ve learned (… a face) – I mean, when we were green, we start awful, we had bad management… management or whatever – but we’ve learned. We’ve learned a rules, and we’ve learned, how to work with a trade, and in the end we took over the rain, and we knew, how to (farn) for ourselves, and I think, business is a very important factor how to survive. In the same time we’ve got to come out with a good music, you know. you can’t be a wonderful businessman, have crapped music, you know. It’s don’t work.
I: (Well, it’s known dared) that you one of the wealthiest bands in the world.
F.M.: We’re all extremely wealthy, but I mean, this question is very… very delicate, because I mean if you ask us individually – I mean, wealth brings a lot of problems. And I think, we’re all have different problems. And there’s no way that I can’t believe –any believe, saying, who is successful in our industry, to say that he is wealthy and happy. You can be happy in certain territories, but not for always. I mean, wealth brings a lot of problems. Anybody, watching us now and listening us, say that, you know, that we are superstars, than we’ve got lots of money and have a good time. It’s not there. We’re very hardworking, we have to work harder than most people think, and the money we make bring a lot of problems.